130 Years of Motorsport: Mercedes-Benz Classic at Goodwood

Mercedes-Benz Classic is celebrating 130 years of motorsport at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the world’s largest motorized garden party. This milestone marks the anniversary of the Paris-Rouen race on 22 July 1894, the birth of motor racing.

Iconic Vehicles on Display

  1. Daimler Two-Cylinder V-engine (1894): Winning engine of the first motor race.
  2. Mercedes 2-litre Targa Florio (1924): Winner of the legendary Targa Florio race.
  3. Mercedes-Benz 750kg Formula W 25 (1934): The first Silver Arrow, a Grand Prix champion.
  4. Mercedes-Benz F1 W 196 R (1955): Grand Prix car driven by Juan Manuel Fangio.
  5. Mercedes-Benz Express Racing Transporter (1955): Known as the “Blue Wonder”.
  6. Mercedes-Benz C 11 (1990): A powerful Group C racing car.
  7. Mercedes-Benz GT CLK LM (1998): FIA GT Championship winner.
  8. Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 (2012): Victorious in the Dubai 24-hour race.

Brand Ambassadors

  • Klaus Ludwig: Three-time DTM champion.
  • Bernd Mayländer: Official Formula One safety car driver.
  • Karl Wendlinger: Former Formula One driver.

Mercedes-AMG Presence
Mercedes-AMG showcases F1 cars, the AMG GT3, GT3 RAW SPEC, GT2 PRO, SL 55 4MATIC+, G 580 with EQ Technology, and the EQS in various paddocks.

Event Details
The Goodwood Festival of Speed takes place from 11 to 14 July 2024 at Goodwood House in Sussex, England. The theme is “Horseless to Hybrid: Revolutions in Power,” celebrating the evolution of the automobile since Carl Benz’s invention in 1886. Around 250,000 visitors are expected.

Witness a stunning display of racing history and innovation, from early motorsport legends to the latest high-performance marvels.

Source: Mercedes-Benz
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